Harmony for the Holidays
Duchess Vocal Trio
Carmen Staff, pianist
Rick Costa, percussion
Don Mopsick, bassist
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Historic Asolo Theater ($25-$45)
Duchess, the acclaimed vocal trio comprised of singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou, light up the holiday season with classic Christmas songs and playful novelty tunes done with the sweet-toned harmonies, insouciant swing, and the “jovial esprit” (Downbeat) that have become their signature. This New York-based threesome channels the inspiration of vintage jazz vocal trios into an entertaining package that’s utterly up to date, marked as it is by evergreen swing, sweet-toned harmonies and a stage presence that has proved irresistible to audiences from coast to coast.
“Three fine singers join in swinging harmony to whip up music that traffics in delight. Referencing vocal icons from Peggy Lee to the Boswell Sisters, this fresh-voiced triumvirate plays it straight from the heart, leaving any trace of camp or postmodern irony at the door.” — The New Yorker